The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 2011 - Science - 384 pages
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"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks

In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a storyteller’s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher’s flair for new approaches to age-old questions, Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in brain science, including language, creativity, and consciousness.
 

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User Review  - Jody - Goodreads

Interesting ideas and info. Writing style needs editing. Read full review

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User Review  - Siri - Goodreads

Ramachandran is an accessible writer for a subject than can sometimes be inaccessible: science. Lots of his real life experiences humanize the subject matter. I learned some stuff about phantom limbs and the brain that i will likely never apply. It was all very interesting. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
24
Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
29
Section 7
33
Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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V. S. Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and a Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in Del Mar, California.

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